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Dewani Bakkum

Chair & Executive Member ACT
CEO, Migrant & Refugee Settlement Services of the ACT Inc
Address: ACT
Phone:02 6248 8577


About Dewani Bakkum

Dewani migrated to Sydney, Australia from Fiji in 1982, and moved to Canberra in 1995. Dewani joined the Fiji Australia Association (FAA) in 1998, where she served as Secretary, Vice-President, and President. Dewani has been a member of the ACT Chief Minister’s Advisory Committee to the office of fair Trading for five years. She is also a past board member of the Migrant Resource Centre of Canberra and Queanbeyan, where she served in the roles of Secretary, Deputy Chair, and Chair of the board. Dewani was awarded the FECCA Multicultural Award and the ACT International Women’s Award for Multiculturalism in 2008. Currently, Dewani is employed as the CEO for the Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services of the ACT (formerly the Migrant Resource Centre), and serves on the board of the Settlement Council of Australia.